Vivos Inc. Announces Certification of Three New IsoPet® Precision Radionuclide Therapy Regional Clinics

Richland, Washington, UNITED STATES

Richland WA, Aug. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vivos Inc. (OTCQB: RDGL), Vivos Inc is pleased to announce that it certified three additional clinics to offer Isopet® Precision Radionuclide Therapy (PRT).

The three new clinics are The Myhre Equine Clinic, located in Rochester, New Hampshire, the Hopkinton Animal Hospital, located in Weare, New Hampshire and the Indian Creek Veterinary Hospital, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The Myhre Clinic will be focused on providing equine tumor therapy and just recently successfully treated the Myhre Clinic’s first Isopet® equine patient for a melanoma tumor located on the tail. Hopkinton Animal Hospital and Indian Creek Veterinary Hospital are focused on small animal therapy.

Dr. Korenko stated, “We are excited about expanding the availability and awareness of the Isopet® Precision Radionuclide Therapy as a game changing treatment option for treating solid tumors. Pet parents need a reasonable driving distance to obtain the therapy and we are working diligently to continue to expand our reach domestically and in certain international markets. We now have seven Isopet® certified regional clinics located in Washington, Missouri, Maryland, New York, New Hampshire, and Indiana and are in active discussions related to new Isopet® clinic certifications in Wisconsin, Texas, California, and Washington.”

Vivos Inc. will be participating in three upcoming Veterinary conferences (Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, WSVMA – September 22-24, 2023, Veterinary Cancer Society, VCS - October 12-14 in Reno NV and the American Association of Equine Practitioners, AAEP – November 29 to December 3, 2023 in San Diego CA). We are excited about expanding the awareness of the Isopet® PRT treatment option to the professional veterinary community.

About Vivos Inc. (OTCQB: RDGL)

Vivos Inc. has developed an Yttrium-90-based injectable Precision Radionuclide Therapy brachytherapy device to treat tumors in animals (IsoPet®) and humans (RadioGel). Using the company's proprietary hydrogel technology, Brachytherapy uses highly localized radiation to destroy cancerous tumors by placing a radioactive isotope directly inside the treatment area. The injection delivers therapeutic radiation from within the tumor without the entrance skin dose and associated side effects of treatment that characterize external-beam radiation therapy. This feature allows the safe delivery of higher doses needed for treating non-resectable and radiation-resistant cancers.

RadioGel is a hydrogel liquid containing tiny yttrium-90 phosphate microparticles that may be administered directly into a tumor. The hydrogel is a yttrium-90 carrier at room temperature that gels within the tumor interstitial spaces after injection to keep the radiation sources safely in place. The short-range beta radiation from yttrium-90 localizes the dose within the treatment area so that normal organs and tissues are not adversely affected.

RadioGel also has a short half-life – delivering more than 90% of its therapeutic radiation within 10 days. This compares favorably to other available treatment options requiring up to six weeks or more to deliver a full course of radiation therapy. Therapy can be safely administered as an outpatient procedure, and the patient may return home without subsequent concern for radiation dose to family members.

University veterinary hospitals use the IsoPet® Solutions division to demonstrate animal cancers' safety and therapeutic effectiveness. Testing on feline sarcoma at Washington State University was completed in 2018, and testing on canine soft tissue sarcomas at the University of Missouri was completed in 2019.

In 2018 the Company obtained confirmation from the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine that IsoPet® is classified as a medical device according to its intended use and means by which it achieves its intended purpose. The FDA also reviewed the product labeling, which included canine and feline sarcomas as the initial indications for use. The FDA does not require pre-market approval for veterinary devices, so no additional approval was required to generate revenue through the sale of IsoPet® to University animal hospitals and private veterinary clinics.

IsoPet® for treating animals uses the same technology as RadioGel for treating humans. The Food and Drug Administration advised using different product names to avoid confusion and cross-use.

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Vivos Inc.
Michael K. Korenko, Sc.D.
President & CEO